true flycatcher

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n true flycatcher any of a large group of small songbirds that feed on insects taken on the wing
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Usage

In literature:

The pewees are the true flycatchers, and are easily identified.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
The pewees are the true flycatchers, and are easily identified.
"In the Catskills" by John Burroughs
They are the true Flycatchers, and are easily identified.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866" by Various
When the true flycatcher catches a fly, it is quick business.
"Bird Stories from Burroughs" by John Burroughs
Swallows, in hawking through the air for insects, do not snap their game up as do the true flycatchers.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
A true flycatcher usually returns to its old perch after each hunt.
"Bird Neighbors" by Neltje Blanchan
The true flycatcher way to get a dinner is to sit still and wait.
"The Children's Book of Birds" by Olive Thorne Miller
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